All military Veterans are gainfully employed following their tour of duty.
To provide Veterans with scholarship funding for enrollment in approved vocational training programs leading to sustainable wage jobs and career advancement opportunities.
How You Can Be a Hero to Our Veterans
We are grateful when Veterans return to American soil and are reunited with their loved ones. We demonstrate our pride at local parades with handshakes, hugs and congratulatory pats on the back. But our lives quickly return to “normal.” We do not stop to consider what it will require for Veterans to get back to “normal.”
Veterans must reinvent themselves. The transition from military life is often emotional, confusing, and difficult. Emotions must be put aside as practical matters dictate their new method of survival. Veteran’s view their return as a way to start fresh with a career that offers advancement opportunities and a way to earn a better living. They hope the skills learned while in the Armed Forces serve them well as they enter the civilian workforce. Many joined the military before earning a college or technical degree. Others find technology has advanced while on active duty and discover gaps in their knowledge upon their return home, leaving them anxious about the job opportunities available to them.
We have the power to improve the quality of a Veteran’s life. Your charitable contribution is more significant than parades and handshakes. It’s a concrete solution to a national problem. It’s a heartfelt way of thanking Veterans for their sacrifices on our behalf. Veterans have lived a portion of their lives facing challenges we cannot imagine. Eminent danger, extreme elements, food and housing deprivation, and emotional traumas we can’t fathom were an everyday part of their life in service. We challenge you to offer them the opportunity for a smooth transition back into civilian life – an opportunity to gain a skill from a training program that guarantees a job interview − an opportunity for the stability and respect they deserve. Your donation is tangible proof of your gratitude for what they have endured for you, your family, your friends and the United States.
You can be the sole benefactor of one Veteran scholarship for $995.00. Or contribute any amount you can afford and it will be combined with like donations for a complete scholarship.
Your donation to A Legacy for Learning Corporation will provide critical funding for Scholarships. 100% of your donation is applied directly to the Scholarship Program!
A Legacy for Learning Corporation (ALFLC), a national 501c3 headquartered in Illinois, was established on September 11, 2012 and serves our nation’s Veterans. ALFLC is dedicated to supporting the efforts of our government in its quest to provide the tools and resources needed for military personnel to become gainfully employed upon completion of their tour of duty.
A Legacy for Learning Corporation’s CEO and President, Carol Multack was stunned by the unemployment statistics of the Veteran population and felt compelled to find a pragmatic solution. Diligent market research led her to an industry where a desperate need for skilled workers exists. The commercial foodservice industry is faced with an extreme shortage of equipment repair technicians. Ms. Multack connected with an educational organization possessing the expertise to create a customized online interactive training program, specifically dedicated to the needs of the commercial foodservice industry. Meeting the additional challenges of eliminating geographical barriers and financial hurdles in order to better position Veteran’s for these jobs, Ms. Multack established a scholarship fund with the support of corporate and private donors. Veterans can now take an e-learning training program no matter their location or financial situation. Working in conjunction with the Veterans Administration’s Licensing and Certification Approval System (LACAS), Ms. Multack’s organization underwrites $995 of the $1,495 cost. The remaining cost is reimbursed to the Veteran by the VA program. The goal is for Veterans to pay nothing for the training program. The ability to recruit, train and employ Veterans throughout the U.S. has garnered tremendous support in the Veteran community and created great enthusiasm among service industry leaders. Ms. Multack’s energy and passion, combined with positive feedback and support from the industry led to the formation of A Legacy for Learning Corporation.
Our Educational Partner
ALFLC partnered with TechU24/7, an e-learning development company committed to providing premier interactive online training. The TechU24/7 e-learning program equips students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to qualify for a job as a commercial foodservice repair technician. This online interactive program can be completed in less than a month and has the potential to put graduates in jobs quickly. Nearly one-thousand service companies across the United States has agreed to proctor final exams and grant in-person job interviews to graduates of this program, which can lead to employment with companies in a Veteran’s locale. With the training TechU24/7 provides and the subsequent job interviews it procures, a powerful connection between job training and job placement has been developed.
Why the Commercial Food Equipment Repair Industry (CFESA)
Extensive job market research continues to provide data substantiating the frustration of the commercial foodservice industry caused by a lack of skilled technicians. New companies are registering every day to be included in the opportunity to hire well-trained technicians. All participating companies have expressed a need for trained technicians as well as a willingness to hire Veterans. Savvy service companies understand the unique assets Veterans bring to the industry. Veterans exemplify outstanding character and professionalism and are dedicated to team work, leading to a higher level of service for the companies that employ them. Currently, there are thousands of job openings across the U.S.; companies desperate for the next generation of skilled technicians. These jobs offer competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and generally provide benefits such as Health, Dental & Life Insurance, Pension Plans, 401k Plans, Paid Vacations, Sick Time, Company Vehicle, Laptop Computer, and Cellphone.
Veterans can apply online at: www.alegacyforlearning.org/application/. Or contact an enrollment counselor with A Legacy for Learning Corporation at: 312.488.6410
Veterans accepted into the scholarship program are provided the following:
- Course: An Introduction to the Foodservice Industry (14 hours)
- Course: CFESA: Basic Technician Training in Electric, Gas & Steam (10-hours)
- A proctored final exam at an authorized service company*
- An in-person job interview with one of nearly 1,000 partnering organizations*
- Access to a proprietary database of all partnering service companies*
*Upon successful completion of the online program
The total cost for the TechU24/7 “CFESA: Basic Technician Training” program is $1,495. Upon graduation, Veterans who qualify for the VA LACAS program will not have incurred any out of pocket expenses for the program.
Here is the financial breakdown of cost to Qualified* Veterans:
- Cost of the program is $1,495.00
- The Veterans Administration has approved $500.00 for reimbursement through the LACAS (Licensing and Certification Approval System) program. The LACAS program reimburses Veterans for the testing/exam and certification portion of this program. There are 6 tests included in the program (5 online and one at the proctor site). The remaining cost ($995) covers course content.
- Veterans who have GI Bill benefits pay the initial enrollment fee of $500 and submit VA Form 22-0803, a copy of their paid receipt, and their certificate of completion for reimbursement of their $500 enrollment cost after they have completed the course.
- A Legacy for Learning Corporation funds the remaining cost ($995) through its scholarship program.
- TechU24/7 offers interest free loans for up to six (6) months to Veterans who do not have benefits, or for those who cannot afford the initial $500 enrollment fee.
- Must be a United States citizen, age 18-50;
- Submit proof of honorable discharge (DD-214)
- Have no felony convictions
- Possess a clean driving record for the past 5 years
- Be willing to submit to initial and random drug testing (upon hiring service company request)
Contributions may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to A Legacy for Learning Corporation,
Please consult your accountant for details.